disaster risk reduction
Disasters have a devastating impact on development.
Oxfam India will provide water, sanitation and shelter to initially 60,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. Kudos to India for quick and decisive early warning actions to save lives, having moved nearly a million people into temporary shelters.
Pakistan’s education system is at breaking point: at least seven million children are not in primary school. To help, our girls’ education program is constructing model schools.
Hundreds of thousands of people affected by Pakistan’s 2012 floods disaster still need urgent help both to meet their immediate needs and to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.
Pakistan is one of the world’s most hazard-prone countries, with each humanitarian crisis costing lives and money and deepening the alarming levels of poverty and malnutrition.
Manila, Philippines – Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) made landfall shortly before 5:00 AM (Manila time, GMT+8) today in Davao Oriental in Mindanao. Initial reports show
A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year.
International aid agency Oxfam has started an emergency response to get aid to those affected by flooding in the Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. This is the third consecutive year of flooding in Pakistan and many of those affected had not fully recovered from last years’ mega-floods.
Lack of funds and limited relief stocks will severely hamper the Pakistan government’s and aid agencies’ ability to respond to further flooding this monsoon season, a consortium of 51 international and more than 150 national humanitarian organisations warned today.